[in-aw-gyuh-reyt, -guh-]
verb (used with object), inaugurated, inaugurating.
to make a formal beginning of; initiate; commence; begin: The end of World War II inaugurated the era of nuclear power.
to induct into office with formal ceremonies; install.
to introduce into public use by some formal ceremony: Airmail service between Washington, D.C., and New York City was inaugurated in 1918.

1595–1605; < Latin inaugurātus past participle of inaugurāre to consecrate by augury (a person chosen for priesthood or other office), literally, to take auguries). See in-2, augur, -ate1

inaugurator, noun
preinaugurate, verb (used with object), preinaugurated, preinaugurating.
reinaugurate, verb (used with object), reinaugurated, reinaugurating.
uninaugurated, adjective
well-inaugurated, adjective Unabridged
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inaugurate (ɪnˈɔːɡjʊˌreɪt)
1.  to commence officially or formally; initiate
2.  to place in office formally and ceremonially; induct
3.  to open ceremonially; dedicate formally: to inaugurate a factory
[C17: from Latin inaugurāre, literally: to take omens, practise augury, hence to install in office after taking auguries; see in-², augur]

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Example sentences
Forty counters were also left in reserve for new airlines set to inaugurate service with the airport's opening.
Although some seem to think it will help inaugurate a savior next year.
They inaugurate a world based on mastery of flows of production and purchasing power rather than stocks of goods.
It begins to look as though it was about time to inaugurate high license or no license.
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